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in ukraine. stand by. expected here shortly from the secretary of state, john kerry. in the meantime, newsroom with brianna keilar starts now. >> i'm brianna keilar with baldwin. we just learned that secretary of state john kerry will speak assignment this hour. this is after the meeting with the russian foreign minster. when he starts, we will bring you that live. united nations envoy agreed to lead the region after being threatened by a group of armed men who wanted him in a car. this as a solution to deescalate the growing tension may be happening right now in paris where john kerry just met with russian foreign minster and defense secretary said he is beefing up a training mission and adding an air patrol mission. lawmakers are going tit for tat. that would confiscate assets if they slap sanctions on russia. they could vote on a non-binding sanction resolution. for now the west is more focused on economic aid to the ukraine. promising $15 billion in trade and economic and technical assistance. the u.s. and britain agreed in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine.
a part of russia. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev in ukraine to discuss financial assistance for the nation. and washington sends a message to moscow suspending the plan to trade investment talks with russia. first, global markets making a comeback today. u.s. stocks took a big hit yesterday including the dow which suffered a triple digit loss. let's bring in in christine romans. what is behind the bounceback? how do markets look now? >> markets look good now for u.s. stocks. what's behind the bounce back is the fact president putin ended the military exercises in russia. when that happened and the president gave his press conference about four to five hours ago and said that he was not going to an ex crimea, you saw the highs reached in stock futures. dow up 165, nasdaq up as well. look at s&p 500 futures. if they rise 18 points, 20 point, you'll see a record high in the s&p 500. something a lot of market watchers are saying is interesting given the tension you're seeing in the strategically vital area of the world. it's volatile. they're pointing out ev
talk about the options that are on the table? >> there are a number of options. kerry did that to some extent. saying we are not going to participate in the meetings in june. russia's actions have not been the actions of a g-8 nation. and if this persists, than other countries will pulling out of the meeting all together. that would be an embarrassing blow and kerry also spelled out that yes, sanctions are on the table. and going beyond that, there could be trade sanctions. just as russia has been trying to increase trade with the u.s. as the economy slows. going a step further too, russia has worked so hard for organizations like the g-8. the u.s. and al lies could work to remove them from those. they are looking at how to support the government. >> we talk about leverage here. we are going to follow the developments but there is another big story weather, we'll tell you who is going to get hit by another big winter storm. >>> so another week, another big winter storm. surprise, surprise. the mid add atlantic and northeast will be getting hit with snow. this was the scene this morning
ambassadors are meeting on the crisis here in the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has strong words. >> it's an incredible act of aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. >> he called it an invasion. now, the talks shift to how to calm everything down before it escalates even more. we have live coverage around the world. michelle kosinski is live at the white house. mcclove lynn and ian lee live in ukraine's capital city, kiev. this hour the white house trying to add to pressure on russia. president obama reaching out to allies by phone one day after he spent 90 minutes on the phone with the russian president vladimir putin. u.s. correspondent michelle kosinski joins us now. michigan, the white house, what is the mood? what are they saying? >> it has been a busy weekend. president obama has been actively working on this today. he's been briefed by his security team. as you mentioned, later on he'll take calls with allies. the uk, poland and lithuania. earlier today, secretary of state john kerry making the rounds doing interviews and
kerry takes part in one of two rounds of talks with russian officials. >>> we're keeping an eye on a busy day of events. at the bottom of the hour chuck hagel and joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey are due to testify on capitol hill. secretary kerry meets with his russian counterpart in paris. also at 11:00, they are due to meet with nato military alliance and president obama delivers remarks as comments originally suppose fobd cussed on minimum wage are likely to include some mention of the crisis in ukraine we're told. >>> let's begin with our coverage of russian lawmakers drafting legislation that would allow moscow to confiscate assets of american and european companies. the russian retaliation of sanctions could have a relatively small impact on the u.s. russian interests make up 1% of american trade but europe has far more to lose. since trade has ballooned in post-soviet times. just the first nine months of the last year the european union imported more than $200 billion worth of goods from russia. coroner nn's phil black is in moscow. is there an appetite for sanctions
john kerry called this a stunning act of aggression. michelle kosinski live at the white house, phil black, ian lee is in kiev, the capital of ukraine. we are going to fir start with the white house, with michelle. white house rallying allies to its side, try to is late president putin, try to push him so perhaps he'll reverse his positi position. is there any sense the white house feels they are succeeding? >> we're not getting that sense. we're not hearing from the white house today. it was made very clear what was talked about in these discussions that started yesterday. first president obama spoke to the leaders of canada and france saying we know he's going to speak to the uk and others. we should get a summary or read out of those calls later today after those happen. for what was discussed yesterday, want to reinforce the u.s. statements that a violation of ukraine's sovereignty is unacceptable. to talk about working together, not only organize response in the form of maybe even sanctions together but also to work together and how these nations might support ukraine. deb. >> s
through. thank you very much. >> kerry kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy and niece of jfk. driving under the influence of a drug. yes, she took a sleeping pill accidentally before crashing into a tractor-trailer in july of 2012. no one was hurt in the accident on that new york interstate. she would have faced up to a year in jail if convicted. more on the case shortly and a little bit of analysis to see if the kennedy name factored into the out come. we will talk to jane velez mitchell. did kerry kennedy's celebrity influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. p
of tension increasing. and now decreasing. >> john kerry will arrive in kiki kieve. how important is it to have america's most senior diplomate on the ground there. what will the reception be to s secretary kerry? >> he will get a warm reception here. the government has been pleading for help. we have heard a lot of words coming out into it so we are e x expecting at the end of the day they need to get the russians onboard. they still have a lot of work to do. >> we have cnn's barbara starr on the phone as well. is there anything to indicate 6,000 russian troops on the ground complete operational control that russia's military moves are slowing down? i imagine that sceptics might say that could be a delay tactic? >> well, that is really the critical point right now. fact finding missions discuss e all of that and there is hope that will work. frying to give putin light at the end of the day to work towards how can he make a choice and still keep the russian pride. but putin might not be the least interested in any of that. he has 6,000 troops in crimea in just a few days now. russ
of his presidency. he's dispatching the secretary of state john kerry to kiev. let's check in with our white house correspondent. >> reporter: secretary kerry is making tough statements. he'll travel to ukraine and meet with new leaders there and offer strong u.s. support. the senior administration officials too have been making these, offering these warnings hammering russian president put decision-making on this saying he miscalculated as well as beefing up warnings that we will isolate with other nations russia internationally. the secretary of state is preparing for an emergency trip to the center of the crisis. it comes after president obama and his national security team worked through the weekend of the dangerous escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the uk after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out. but also offering ways forward through dialogue or
if the m imea. but john kerry who visited the capitol of kiev and president obama insisted what vladimir putin says does not match what's happening on the ground. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens who are under siege. they're not. and in fact this government has acted remarkably responsibly by urging total calm. >> now, today mr. putin would not acknowledge to reporters that russian troops were even in crimea, but he did say his intentions are not a takeover of crimea. >> we are not going to go to wor with ukraine, but you crepe has the army. i want you to understand clearly. if we do this, it will only be to protect local people. >> now, russia plans to me
the accident scene despite a shredded tire. she was found collapsed over the steering wheel of her car. kerry kennedy, the daughter of the late senator robert f kennedy and ex-wife of andrew cuomo. now to this one. genetically modifying children. the pursuit of this perfect baby. it has been one of the far off notions, but right now the fda is considering this new technique that could pave the way for designer babies. by using the dna, not just two parents here, this is three parents saying they can eliminate disease as a newborn. it replaces defective cells with healthy cells before fertilization. this procedure is called three-parent ivf. if there is a problem with what's called the mitochondrial dna, doctors take out the egg's n nucleus and moves it to a donor egg. this is an egg that is a much healthier mitochondrial dna. the enhanced egg free of problematic dna can be fertilized by the father's sperm. are you with me? the embryo would be implanted back into the mother. let's talk about why maybe people should be frightened and maybe people should be excited. president of the council for
leader has called for ukraine's parliament to convene right away. secretary of state john kerry has been meeting with his own advisors, his own aides, he's also speaking with ukraine's leaders. lets bring in our foreign affairs reporter, she's getting new information. what are you learning, elise? >> reporter: i'm told secretary of state john kerry did speak today with the interim ukrainian president and why is that important? because right now the president has just said that he's ready to direct all of ukraine's resources to answer any russian intervention in ukraine. we look at what's going on in crimea right now, but we're also looking at the fact that over the last week, wolf, ukraine underwent some monumental changes, president yatsenyuk is out, a new interim leadership is there so the u.s. really wants to stand by this new fledgling leadership making it known that they're going to help with whatever is possible in economic and diplomatic support as they go through the next couple of days. >> some leaders are saying they will not show up to the g-8 meeting in sochi. - >> there was
at your ford dealer. >>> moments ago, a new york jury acquitted kerry kennedy of driving while impaired. join me now, ashleigh banfield of host of cnn's "legal view" along with jeffrey toobin and jean casarez. is jeffrey toobin on the phone? that's why i don't see him. >> ashleigh, let me start with you. >> they just decided that what her lawyers had put in court before them sounded pretty darn plausible, that is that she mixed up medication in the morning, instead of taking a thyroid, she took an ambien and set out for her day of errands, including going to the gym. who takes an ambien with plans to go to the gym. once on the highway, while drivinger rat particularly, her experts clearly convinced this jury she couldn't be responsible for knowing she was driving erratically because of this drug. they just decided that that sounded plausible enough to them that there was reasonable doubt that these prosecutors said, she is a kennedy. they quoted her book to seek truth for justice in their closing. this he decided that her defense sounded like something they should understand. >> when yo
from u.s. officials ranging from secretary kerry, secretary hagel right up to the top, right up to the president. you saw his comments yesterday. it is a sobering development. the fact is, u.s. officials were already telling us yesterday that those masked troops on the ground as of yesterday in and around crimea were russian so now you have a public in effect acknowledgment from the russian government that the president wants to send troops in there, this authorization. i think the other point is that you can see this as an intelligence failure by the u.s. officials had been telling us in the last 48, 72 hours that it was their assessment that the russians would not go in, and here you have it happening. it is not the way they did it in georgia in 2008. you remember when russia sent troops into the country of georgia in 2008 in a more sort of visible, tangible invasion, tanks rolling across the border. there are no tanks rolling across the border but you do have a public authorization of force and more of maybe you can call it a stealth invasion, perhaps. you have the helicopter
just learned that secretary of state john kerry spoke with ukraine's acting president, all this, the latest in a series of dramatic events that have been unfolding, we have our correspondents around the world following all of the developme developments. elise, what's the latest we're hearing on the secretary of state john kerry, what is he doing. >> reporter: meeting with his a advisors, speaking with his advisors, wolf, he's in boston right now but we're told that he participated in this white house meeting of principals, the president's top national security advisors via videoconference, he also reached out to the ukrainian interim president, basically to show u.s. support for ukraine not only with russian troops entering the area, but also with this political upheaval that's going on for several months, culminating in the ousting of president yatsenyuk, right now the u.s. has to show support, even as it answers russian military moves, it can also show it's pressure on russia by reporting -- ukraine is very fragile right now, it needs all this natural gas. by showing support f
spoke with costs for any military intervention by russia. secretary of state john kerry is heading to the capital of kiev tonight and the u.s. just announced they won't send a delegation to the paralympics in sochi that start on friday. the critics say the u.s. response has not been fast or furious enough. senator john mccain for instance spoke to cnn last hour. >> with ukraine, it is the crown jewel. let's go back to peace. what kind of a message are we sending and slashing the military some. >> we are covering this international kroo isz from all angles the retired general. phil black is in moscow. help us clear up the confusion here. the question we want to know with forces, did russia issue an ultimatum and set this deadline on ukrainians if they don't swear allegiance or surrender there in kri me a. you have russian media quoting ukrainian defense saying this happened, but you have the russian defense ministry saying this didn't happen. can you clear this up for us? >> we have conflicting reports and russian media reporting this deadline was set at 5:00 local time tomorrow to
house, and vice president joe biden joined in by videoconference, and secretary of state john kerry also as videoconference joined in, and top officials at the meeting such as the director of intel jeps, and the joint chief of staff, and the secretary, and they were looking at the policy options in respect to ukraine and a lot of movement at the white house today when it come ts to the issue of ukraine. this white house and this president if you look at that statement very, very deeply troubled by the events unfolding. >> and well, jim, we also saw in the phone call, the readout from the phone call with president putin, but the first time that president obama has spelled out a penalty for russia's actions there and planning to cut off the attending the g-8 summit, and costs, he specified one of the potential costs, but as it escalates the white house has to consider other options if it does not have the teeth to the push the russian forces back. are you hearing about what the other options might be that the national security advisers are considering? >> well, at this point, and we should
is the secretary of state, john kerry has been doing so. so, too, has chuck hagel, the secretary of defense. all making very loud and clear and public statements that they are watching. that they are concerned and that they want this to all be resolved peacely. russia is bound by treaty that it signed with other nations when ukraine first became independent after the fall of the soviet union. voluntarily gave up its nuclear arsenal. russia is bound by treaty, not to intervene in ukraine. so that is the legal basis that people are hoping will be respected. >> christiane amanpour, appreciate your insight this morning. thanks so much. >>> also new this morning, tensions are rising along the korean peninsula. south korea says its communist neighbor to the north, north korea, has fired four short-range missiles into the east sea. north korea has been protesting joint military drills that are now being conducted by the united states and south korea. >>> a routine flight from los angeles to oakland ended with a quick evacuation in almost complete darkness for passengers and crew aboard a delta sky west
that secretary of state john kerry reached out to the ukranian president today. you're having certainly high level contacts with the u.s., talk of a mediation mission, a talk of international monitors. do you think international monitors would be received well there? the capital? >> reporter: i think definitely they would be received well right now. i mean, ukraine has gone out and reached out to the united nations and the european unions to send these monitors. one of the big sticking points for the russians is they say that the ethnic russians in the crimea and other parts are going to be discriminated against, that they will become second-class citizens. and the government here has said that international monitors can observe and make sure that these people aren't being discriminated against. i think that plays very well into the ukranian government if they are allowed to move freely about the country. but you have a lot of difficulty in moving around in the crimea right now. so it would be interesting to see if they would be able to deploy freely throughout the entire country, jim. >> th
. >> this reaffirmation secretary kerry is talking about is happening as vladimir putin orders drills and readiness checks near the nation's borders. 150,000 russian combat troops are now at the ready. and a u.s. military source telling cnn troops could move very, very quickly if and when order comes from moscow. the fear would be to storm and reclaim ukraine specifically to the peninsula there. a peninsula that connects ukraine to russia in the east. 50 gunmen have taken over a parliament building there, cutting the wire and storming the grounds. they raised the russian flag. look at this. a move many fear would be a symbolic move on what's to come. keep in mind this part of the country, this is the russian dominated area. we talked about this before. the area we highlighted red for you. this is the part of the country that is dominated by ethnic russians and russian speakers. the concern now is could the u.s. be on the verge of a new cold war? joining me now, two people who know this part of the world very well. both from cnn international. thank you for coming up here. because i think the first issue a
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